Lxs callejerxs

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Location

Bogotá
Colombia
Contact email: 
lxscallejerxs.mariposa@gmail.com
Who do you work with?: 
Lxs Callejerxs trabajamos principalmente con mujeres y hombres trabajadoras sexuales y con mujeres y hombres habitantes de calle.  Lxs Callejerxs work mainly with male and female sex workers and with houseless men and women.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Todas las personas que estan vinculadas al colectivo son mujeres y hombres que ejerce o han ejercido el trabajo sexual. All the people linked to the collective are men and women who are current or former sex workers.
Which of NSWP priority areas does your organisation work on?: 
Oppose the criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work and support its recognition as work
Advocate for universal access to health services, including primary health care, HIV and sexual and reproductive health services
Speak out about violence against sex workers, including violence from police, institutions, clients, and intimate partners, while challenging the myth that sex work is inherently gender-based violence
Oppose human rights abuses, including coercive programming, mandatory testing, raids and forced rehabilitation
Challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers, their families and partners, and others involved in sex work
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face: 
1. La falta de reconocimiento del trabajo sexual como un trabajo lo cual genera  la criminalizacion, la estigmatizacion y la violencia sistematica hacia mujeres y hombres trabajadores sexuales.   2. Negacion de derechos por ser trabajadoras sexuales (salud, educacion, vivienda, espacio publico) 1. The lack of recognition of sex work as work, which generates criminalization, stigma and systemic violence against male and female sex workers. 2. Denial of our rights for being sex workers (health, education, housing, public space)
Describe other areas of your work: 
Empoderamiento de personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual en diversos temas como los derechos que les son propios, salud sexual y reproductiva, uso del espacio publico entre otros. Trabajo de campo continuo en cada una de las zonas donde se ejerce el trabajo sexual en la ciudad de Bogotá para poder identificar violencias y negacion de derechos y poder llevarlas a instancias legales.  Empowerment of sex workers on different issues such as the rights they are entitled to, sexual and reproductive health, use of public space, among others. Continuous field work in each one of the areas where sex work is conducted in the city of Bogota in order to identify violences and denial of rights and take them to legal entities.
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